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I think that it's cute and kind of a big Deal that Rapper Lil' Kim has finally gotten pregnant don't you think!? Let's see how this pregnancy goes shall we.
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Rihanna's New Year's Eve bash looked like the place to be!
The "What Now" singer rang in 2014 with close friends at Jay Z's 40/40 club in New York City.
She posted several pictures of the evening on her Instagram page, showing her dancing with her best friends and celebrating the night away.
RiRi first held a private dinner party at her Manhattan apartment before the evening's festivities.
The intimate gathering toasted when the clock struck midnight and then headed to the nightclub.
Rihanna's pals partied in the back VIP room, which was filled with 500 black balloons and black and white party favors.
Guests of the Grammy winner snacked on platters of appetizers and had a multitude of cocktails to choose from throughout the night.
Cara Delevingne, who was dressed in an all-black ensemble, was on hand to welcome to the New Year with her famous friend.
Meanwhile, the sultry singer rocked a white silk pantsuit, black bustier and a crystal headpiece with a veil for her night out on the town.
According to an eyewitness, RiRi paid more attention to showing off her killer dance moves with her girl friends than any gentlemen in the room.
And it looks like the self-named good girl gone bad had quite a good time.
"Epic night or nah? We partied like we ain't party all year! lol #2014," she wrote on her Instagram.
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1. 70% of wealthy eat less than 300 junk food calories per day. 97% of poor people eat more than 300 junk food calories per day. 23% of wealthy gamble. 52% of poor people gamble.
2. 80% of wealthy are focused on accomplishing some single goal. Only 12% of the poor do this.
3. 76% of wealthy exercise aerobically four days a week. 23% of poor do this.
4. 63% of wealthy listen to audio books during commute to work vs. 5% of poor people.
5. 81% of wealthy maintain a to-do list vs. 19% of poor.
6. 63% of wealthy parents make their children read two or more non-fiction books a month vs. 3% of poor.
7. 70% of wealthy parents make their children volunteer 10 hours or more a month vs. 3% of poor.
8. 80% of wealthy make Happy Birthday calls vs. 11% of poor.
9. 67% of wealthy write down their goals vs. 17% of poor.
10. 88% of wealthy read 30 minutes or more each day for education or career reasons vs. 2% of poor.
11. 6% of wealthy say what’s on their mind vs. 69% of poor.
12. 79% of wealthy network five hours or more each month vs. 16% of poor.
13. 67% of wealthy watch one hour or less of TV every day vs. 23% of poor.
14. 6% of wealthy watch reality TV vs. 78% of poor.
15. 44% of wealthy wake up three hours before work starts vs. 3% of poor.
16. 74% of wealthy teach good daily success habits to their children vs. 1% of poor.
17. 84% of wealthy believe good habits create opportunity luck vs. 4% of poor.
18. 76% of wealthy believe bad habits create detrimental luck vs. 9% of poor.
19. 86% of wealthy believe in lifelong educational self-improvement vs. 5% of poor.
20. 86% of wealthy love to read vs. 26% of poor.
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Here are some tips for job searching during the holiday: Don't believe people who say that no one hires in December. While it's true that some searches slow down or get put on hold, plenty of hiring still happens around the holidays. Be flexible. You'll have a leg up if you're willing to juggle your schedule to make yourself available for an interview during the holiday season. That might mean being flexible about your holiday plans.
Be prepared to be patient. Hiring processes often move more slowly at this time of year, especially if key decision-makers are out on vacation. That means that employers might take longer to get back to you. Realize that some rejection might come along with the mistletoe this year. If you are job-searching in December, it's possible that you could get a rejection near Christmas -- don't let it interfere with your holiday spirit.
If you get hired, you might not start until after the new year. While plenty of employers are making job offers this month, many of them are setting new hires' start dates for after January 1. You'll likely be asked about your job search at holiday gatherings, so be prepared to make the most of the opportunity. In fact, it's worth attending as many events as you can and making a point of mentioning your job search, because you can never predict who might have a useful lead for you.
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4 Keys to perfecting your interviewing skills
Abridged: Corn On the Job
BOSTON, MA -- Key 1: Know thyself. Prior to an interview it's important to spend time in reflection mode to assess your strengths, personality, experience, education and weaknesses. This process helps with developing language that you can use to describe yourself. Ask for feedback from friends, review old performance evaluations, review feedback from professors and take an assessment test.
Key 2: Know the company. Read as much as you can about the company. Information is plentiful and can be found on their website, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Demonstrate that you have done your research by citing their mission, a recent project or offer a solution to a challenge they are facing. Key 3: Have thoughtful questions prepared to ask. Demonstrate your interest in the employer and their company by taking the time to draft up 3-5 original questions. The questions can come from the job description itself. The questions can also come from your research or conversations with others in the industry. Having thoughtful questions can do a lot to separate you from your competition.
Key 4: Follow up. Do you want to stand out from the crowd? Follow up with a thank you email or note. Although this tidbit of advice is everywhere it's not often followed. Be one of the few candidates who thanks the interviewers for their time. It's also a chance to reiterate your qualifications and interests.
Network like a pro at holiday parties
Abridged: Next Avenue
DENVER, CO -- There's no denying that holiday parties provide an invaluable opportunity to meet new people and strengthen your professional network. Here are some tips on what to say and do for holiday-party success:
What to Say: Talk less, listen more. Focus on asking good questions. Limit shop talk. When you're at office parties, it's fine to have some work-related conversation, but mix things up a bit with a touch of the personal. Avoid touchy subjects. Keep it low-key. Your first objective is to establish a connection that provides a context for future contact. What to Do: Introduce yourself. Parties are a perfect place to meet new people and expand your network. Try to get to know at least two new folks at every event you attend this season. Offer your business card (and ask for one). You'll want a way to stay in touch with key people you meet after the event.
If you're out of work and don't have a business card through an employer, offer a networking card that has your name, job objective or professional tag line, e-mail address phone number, LinkedIn profile URL and Twitter handle. But please don't even think of bringing your resume to a holiday party. It's a party, not a job fair. After the parties are over follow up. Get back in touch with the people you met who could be useful to your career.
Make sure they remember you--free business cards
Staff Writer, The Career News
LOS ANGELES, CA -- Are business cards really necessary in this information age? You better believe they are! There is simply no substitute for getting out there and networking during your job search. Handing out your business card is a great way to keep them remembering you.
The Career News highly recommends creating your own complimentary business cards online with VistaPrint (a small shipping fee will apply). They have several easy to use templates from which you can choose - ranging from wild and colorful to simple and sophisticated. Pick the template you prefer, type in your information, preview your new card and order it. It's that easy. Your cards are delivered in a few days.
Make sure your business cards include all of your current contact information, phone numbers and email. Most importantly, make sure you carry them with you at ALL times! You never know who you might meet and where you might meet them. Always collect the business cards of the people you meet and get their contact information too -- make a note on the back to remind you about your conversation. To get your complimentary business cards today, go to VistaPrint. I print most of my cards with them
Plan ahead and formulate a new job search strategy
Abridged: Record Online
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In today's highly competitive job market, it's prudent to take the time to plan ahead and formulate a strategy for your career search. The following are some tasks you should consider. A social media presence: LinkedIn has evolved as the primary hub for recruiters and hiring managers. Bolster your familiarity with LinkedIn. Take advantage of features such as group discussions and advanced search capabilities.
Organize your job search: Staying on top of all your job search details can quickly become an administrative burden. Many job seekers create elaborate spreadsheets to help them stay organized. There are also several online job search tools available for little cost to help organize your search. Networking: Effective networking has to begin before you seek a new job. It means establishing long-lasting, trusting relationships. With a greater than 50% probability that your next position will be secured via networking, never overestimate its importance.
Seek help: If you think you can search for a job flying solo, you're mistaken. Your search will likely take longer than you want, and you may require help to gain traction. The assistance may come in a variety of areas, such as career advice, a resume, search techniques, interviewing skills and an occasional pep talk. Reset your attitude. A poor attitude will stifle your search before it even gets off the ground. By projecting an upbeat persona, you're far more likely to land a job.
Land more interviews with this job search tool
Staff Writer, The Career News
LOS ANGELES, CA -- With a new job search engine service called MyJobHunter, you can search all top career sites at once & apply to all matching jobs with one click. Just enter your search criteria, review the matching jobs and select the ones you want. Then, click a single button and you'll "instantly apply" to all selected jobs with your resume and cover letter (without having to log into each job site separately).
Click another button and you can automate the whole process! MyJobHunter can remember what you searched for, search for it again each day, and AUTOMATICALLY APPLY FOR YOU to new jobs matching your criteria. Review jobs in advance or put searching & applying on auto-pilot. The choice is yours.
You'll also get an application history report that makes follow-up a breeze! It shows the jobs you were applied to, full job descriptions, employer contact info, and application dates. You can even add personal notes to each job! This service is proven to reduce hours of job searching and resume submitting to just minutes. Simply upload your resume, enter your job search criteria and let MyJobHunter take it from there. To make your search easier and land more interviews, try MyJobHunter today.
How to confront job search fears
SAUSALITO, CA -- Accept and act upon support, from (most) anyone who offers, and in particular those who are professionals in the careers industry. People often do not want to do any work in connection with an offer of help. Don't let this be you. Not only is it a missed opportunity that likely could help boost your job search, but when someone expends resources, time and energy to make a connection with you, it's rude not to follow through.
When you ask someone for their professional advice, respect it. Whether you agree - or disagree - you asked for their input, so graciously thank them and then move on. Nothing says you must incorporate their suggestion into your job search. However, if you find even one nugget of value in the advice, implement it immediately. If you are unsure of the value, or simply are fearful of acting upon it because it's out of your comfort zone, do it anyway.
Speaking of disrupting your comfort zone, do it daily. Whether it's making one phone call to a networking contact or hiring decision maker, or attending an industry association luncheon where every face is unfamiliar, do it. Above all else, remember, action is a balm to fears. In job search, you must be acting, daily, to press through your fears and to achieve your goals. With just a single right-fit offer, you will cross the job search finish line.
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The holiday cookie exchange is, in our humble opinion, one of the brighter ideas to ever come along for the holidays. Instead of slaving away over four, five, ten sorts of cookies, just make one big batch of one sort then swap away with creative friends. Everyone's work is multiplied to delicious effect.
If you're headed to a cookie exchange, or just want some fresh inspiration for your cookie plate this year, here are ten terrific recipes. Five are classic — chocolate-dipped macaroons, soft snickerdoodles. Then we switch it up with five fresh picks, like a graham cracker and chocolate chunk cookie, and millionaire's shortbread. Something for everyone, just as it should be, at the cookie exchange.
5 CLASSIC COOKIES
1 Peanut Butter & Espresso Truffle Blossoms
2 Gingerbread Cookies
3 Coconut Snowballs
4 Coconut Macaroons Dipped in Chocolate
5 Super-Soft Snickerdoodle Cookies
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1) Be Prompt.
2) Make Good Eye Contact
Make good, strong eye contact. The director on audition may think that because you’re unable to do this, you either have something to hide or you may not have the conviction of your beliefs. If you’re struggling to concentrate when looking straight into someone’s eyes, then try looking in-between their eyes. They won’t be able to tell that you aren’t looking straight into their eyes, but you’ll find it easier to maintain focus. Try it with a friend first to see what I mean.
3) Keep Smiling
You need to practice a strong, sincere, smile. A good smile has the power to say, “I’m a happy, confident person and I’d love to work here”. Try practicing smiling in a mirror. Practice a smile that puts people at ease. It’s just as much your responsibility to ensure that there is a relaxed atmosphere during the interview.
4) Body Language
Again, try practicing this with a friend first. Make sure that your legs are slightly apart. Place your hands apart, on your thighs is good. Open body language is even more important during the audition. It demonstrates that you are receptive to the question and actively listening. Remember when you practice your body language with a friend to take a note of what to do with each part of your body. Unless you do that – and remember – you’re leaving it to chance that your body language come across well at your Acting and Modeling audition.
5) Don’t be too relaxed
It’s easy to appear as if you relax too much. This is especially prevalent if you’re asked to sit in a large sofa seat. Try not to appear too relaxed. Not sitting right back in the seat is a good idea. If you sit forward, it makes you look more attentive and more interested. Some people relax because they’re not very interested. Other people relax because they have bad body language.
6) Don’t be too Alert
If you’re too alert then you won’t appear too relaxed. If an experienced director is auditioning you then they might put this down to stage fright. They might just judge you on what you’re saying rather than how uptight you appear. However, They could leave the audition with a feeling that you weren’t as good as the other person simply because you were too erect. Try to relax… but not too much!
7) Sleep well before Acting and Modeling Audition
It’s all very well having fresh look at your acting audition, but if your eyes aren’t looking bright and interested then you’re making life difficult for yourself! Make sure that you have a good night’s sleep before your acting audition. Remember – this is a very important day – you need to look your best and have no bags under your eyes!
It’s important to be positive at your modeling audition. You need to demonstrate that you’re actively taking part in the audition. When your director is telling you about the role and script, make sure that you listen. This shows that you are listening and are interested in what they are saying. It shows that your are engaged in the discussion process and want to be part of the Production or movie.
9) Breathe deeply
One of the best ways to relax before an important audition is to breath deeply. If you breathe deeply, not only are you relaxing by slowing your rapid, nervous heartbeat, you’re also ensuring that your brain has as much oxygen as possible. This means that you’ll be able to think clearly at your audition and be able to respond to difficult questioning more rapidly. Breathing deeply before an audition will provide you with the effective combination of being relaxed and alert at the same time.
10) Accept an offer of a glass of water
You may not feel like a glass of water, but taking a sip from a glass of water can have a calming effect on your audition performance. It can give you an opportunity to collect your thoughts while refreshing you. It will also give you a chance to get used to the surroundings. This will also give you’re the opportunity to gather your thoughts and decide upon any amendments to your acting and modeling strategy as well as reviewing your prepared responses to questions.
11) Style your handshake
So many people haven’t got the right professional handshake. Remember that this is part of the first and last impression that you leave at the Audition. If you have a weak, limp handshake then this tells the director that you may not have the ability to deal with confrontation. On the other hand, if your handshake is too strong, then you may not be a good listener. You may be quite confident about controlling a situation, but you may be less likely to be democratic in approach.
Practice is the key. If you’re able to perform with good body language, you’ll find it much more easier to communicate because you’ll be speaking the same silent body language. This will put you streets ahead of the competition in the race for your dream role.
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Are you getting ready for a modeling audition? Do you want to make a great first impression to influential casting agents and directors? This is all great news! Lots of aspiring models find enjoyment in preparing for modeling auditions; however, as with any type of casting event, these can be nerve-wracking experiences unless you prepare properly.
Many successful models have found that practicing for these events is the best way to become more comfortable with them. Luckily, there are talent marketing centers like InterFACE that specialize in photo shoots with professional photographers. These occasions provide the perfect opportunity to gain confidence while modeling, without the added stress associated with formal auditions. Many aspiring models have used talent marketing companies to gain the self-assurance they need to succeed in the professional entertainment industry.
There are a few important audition tips that all aspiring models should know. One of the best ways to make a great first impression is by practicing your poses. Modeling auditions are the time to show off your best skills, so learn a few tricks and practice them in front of the mirror. When standing, always maintain good posture and keep your shoulders down and back. This can give you the appearance of looking slightly thinner and taller.
When you are scheduled to appear for a modeling audition, always remember to show up on time. If you arrive fifteen minutes early, be patient. Introduce yourself to any of the staff and take a seat unless directed to do elsewise. Punctuality puts forth an impression of professionalism that will not go unnoticed. In addition to these tips, you should always wear clothes that are fitted, freshly laundered, and flattering to your figure.
Once you have worked on all of these aspects for your modeling audition, it is time to let your talent shine. Be personable and professional. Use what you have learned to do your best job. Once you feel ready to pursue your dream of modeling, contact a local talent marketing center that can help.
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1. Confidence. It sounds simple but it takes practice. Walk in the door with your held head high. Be wary of shuffling feet. You don't get sympathy points if you're nervous, not feeling well, or having a bad day. Leave it outside the door. You are being sized up the minute you walk in, so practice good posture and body language before you arrive. And don’t forget to smile – that's the lasting impression you want to leave.
2. Personality. Let it shine through. Don’t give one-word answers when having a conversation with the casting director. Ask questions! The industry is looking for smart, curious actors.
3. Connection. Make one with the reader. Memorize the material or be familiar enough with it to maintain eye contact. Knowing the dialogue is important, but making a connection with the reader is what will make the scene natural and believable.
4. Character. Know the character. Read the entire script beforehand to pick-up as many clues as possible. We know about a character by the following:
- What he/she says about himself/herself
- What other characters say about him/her
- What the playwright or screenwriter says about him/her
5. Objective. Go underneath the dialogue. What does he/she want from the other characters? What is the character’s purpose in the scene/story?
6. Obstacle. What's in the way of the character getting what he/she wants? Acting is what happens to you as you TRY to get your objective met, in spite of the obstacle.
7. Opposites. Yelling isn't the only way to show hatred or anger. Sometimes being quiet as you make your point is a powerful display of emotion. Playing opposites is a much more interesting choice than the obvious.
8. Love. Find the love in the scene. Even nasty characters should be likeable on some level. Find a moment in the scene where the love can show through.
9. Act. Acting means TO DO, not to talk. Find your actions and play them! (A wonderful resource is the book “Actions: The Actor’s Thesaurus” by Marina Caldarone & Maggie Lloyd-Williams.)
10. Variety. Feel the levels and dynamic in the scene. Don’t play one emotion. If the character is angry or tough, when might he/she show some vulnerability?
Wannabe? Not you! Interesting, memorable auditions will start to happen for you when you dig into scripts with these thoughts in mind before and during your auditions.
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Juicing is the latest in a series of trends taking over New York City, following hot on the heels of the gluten-free phenomena. While some of us consider the terms synonymous, there is a difference when it comes to juicing vs blending! Juicing extracts the juice of the fruit or vegetable, while blending uses the whole fruit or vegetable, along with some liquid, to form a puree. I personally prefer blending to juicing based on my dwindling lack of energy only a few hours after I drink a juice. But before you choose a camp, here’s the nutritional breakdown of each method:
Although scientifically unproven, experts believe that this concentrated form of nutrition makes vitamins, minerals and enzymes easier for the body to absorb and lowers the risk of certain chronic diseases.
Juicing requires minimal digestion, therefore giving the digestive system a break.
It’s a helpful way to increase intake of fruits and vegetables for people who do not consume the recommended amount on a daily basis, i.e. most Americans.
Juicing is beneficial for people sensitive to fiber, as most fiber is removed in the juicing process
It removes most of the fiber and 10-20 percent of the antioxidants.
Juicing isn’t advisable for diabetics, as it allows fast delivery of sugars to the blood stream, thus drastically affecting blood sugar levels.
Sadly, it’s not typically a satisfying meal or snack.
Juicers are expensive, ranging from $200 to $500 dollars. Readymade juices can cost anywhere from $6 to $12 for a 16 ounce juice. Ouch!
They are time consuming to prepare and typically involve extensive cleanup time.
Fast delivery of nutrients to the blood stream without significantly spiking blood sugars because of the high fiber content. Note that most people consume less than 50 percent of their recommended fiber needs. The higher intake not only improves total and LDL cholesterol, blood glucose and insulin sensitivity, but has also shown to reduce the risk of chronic disorders, such as constipation.
Only a small amount of digestion is required, giving the digestive system a break.
There is more nutrient availability due to the whole plant being consumed.
Blenders cost between $20-$120, including new machines like NutriBullet.
It involves faster preparation and easier cleanup.
Can cause bloating and gas, especially if sensitive to fiber or not accustomed to a fiber-rich diet.
Some blenders create too much heat, and if left to blend for too long, can decrease enzymes.
Taste and texture can be difficult to manipulate.
Bottom line: Juicing or blending can be a part of a healthy diet if followed in moderation. Whether you decide to try juicing or blending, a liquid diet should not be your sole source of nutrition; strictly liquid diets should not be followed for more than 2-3 days maximum. Indulge in a juice or smoothie when you have a sweet craving or as a mid-morning snack. Even better, replace your sweetened beverage (coffee, energy drink, soda) with a small juice or smoothie.
The Rev-Up Smoothie has all three main food groups (protein, fat and carbs) and is replete with revitalizing nutrients. Enjoy as a delicious, balanced meal!
A handful of leafy greens (such as kale, baby chard, spinach or arugula), washed and tough stem removed
1 cup frozen fruit (I like raspberries, mango and bananas)
2 TBS of low-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon of hemp, flax and/or chia seeds
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup water
Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add more water for desired consistency. Tip: Make life easier by cleaning your blender immediately after each use. Trust me, you will save yourself time in the long run!
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Parasites have far surpassed epidemic levels in the United States, with most sources estimating that a massive 85% of Americans have parasitic infections. Because of this, we recommend a parasite cleanse every six months, care in choosing restaurants, and cleaning up after exposure to animals.
Unfortunately, most conventional doctors are not trained in the treatment of parasites. It is only when parasites are visually seen that American doctors will suspect them, which requires a horrific case. There are many symptoms of parasites that people express in daily life, believing that these are completely normal. While sickness has become normal in the modern lifestyle, it does not have to be. The amount of damage that can be caused by parasites is virtually limitless, because many are small enough to travel anywhere in the body through the bloodstream. They exist by robbing the body of nutrients. Parasites are the root cause of Lupus, with all other symptoms being secondary to the parasitic infection. Therefore, Lupus cannot be cured without a parasite cleanse. Of course, Lupus is said to be just another “incurable disease” and an “autoimmune disorder”, according to the conventional doctors.
Identifying The Different Parasites
Roundworms -Living in the stomach and intestines, these worms enter through undercooked and contaminated food. Remember that the manure which is used in farming may be contaminated with worms. Always wash your hands after dealing with pets, or their feces.
Heartworms - It is extremely rare for these to occur in humans. In the few cases which have been seen, they usually occur as a single worm in the lungs, rather than the heart. They cannot be spread through from one animal (or human) to another, but must be spread through mosquitoes.
Tapeworms - Enter the body through undercooked beef, fish or pork. They live in the lower intestinal tract. Use gloves and wash thoroughly after preparing meat for consumption.
Pinworms - Living in the intestinal tracts and lungs, these small white worms come out at night to lay eggs around the anus. The eggs hatch and the worms reenter through the anus. If the human scratches during this time, the eggs lay under the fingernails, spreading to wherever the person touches. It is believed that they are small and lightweight enough to become airborne, leading people to inhale them. This is how they can live inside the lungs. Perhaps smoking does have a benefit, after all.
Hookworms and Threadworms - These can be found in contaminated drinking water, or they can enter directly through the feet. They are tiny in size, and can enter through the soles of the feet, even without any open wounds. Always wear shoes when walking outside. These worms are unique because they have a lifespan of several years, and the eggs can incubate for up to 10 years.
Symptoms of Parasite Infection
Repeated diarrhea or constipation
Chronic, unexplained nausea, often accompanied by vomiting
Fatigue and weakness
Multiple food allergies
Loss of appetite
Itching around the anus, especially at night
Difficulty maintaining a healthy weight (over or underweight)
Itching on the soles of the feet, often accompanied by a rash
Coughing blood (severe cases)
Facial swelling around the eyes (roundworms)
Wheezing and coughing, followed by vomiting, stomach pain and bloating (suggesting roundworms or threadworms)
If a conventional doctor believes that you have parasites, he will prescribe you an anti-parasitic pharmaceutical. These pharmaceuticals are always toxic, for it is their toxicity that kills parasites. Thus, swelling of the lymph nodes, hands and feet are common, whilst vision problems, lack of coordination, and convulsions can also occur. Diarrhea is typical with these drugs.
These are the most commonly used natural substances for eliminating parasitic infections:
Black Walnut Hulls
Wormwood (from the Artemisia shrub)
Common Cloves (from the clove tree)
Pumpkin Seeds, or Pumpkin Seed Oil Capsules
Neem (Do not take neem if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, because it can work as a contraceptive.)
Thyme leaf and seed
Blends of the above ingredients, with marketing names like ‘Para-Clear’.
We would not recommend choosing one of the corporate formulas, since they are usually overpriced and formulated with low concentrations. Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to examine each formula, and evaluate them.
Diatomaceous earth is the best natural anti-parasitic medication. It is actually an all-natural pesticide which does not harm humans or pets. It is believed to kill insects, worms and parasites by dehydrating them. When used on ants, it usually takes around 20 minutes before they are all dead. One tablespoon of diatomaceaous earth taken by an adult once a day for seven days is believed to be extremely effective at killing all parasites. If this is going to be given to children, bear in mind that height is a better indicator of the size of their G.I. tract than their weight. Thus, a child who is 4 feet tall should take 2 teaspoons, and a child who is 2 feet tall should take 1 teaspoon. If you take this route, we advise you to only buy food grade. Industrial diatomaceous earth is used for swimming pool filters, but it has been chemically treated, and this type is not safe to eat. Try to avoid rubbing it onto your hands, as it can have a drying effect upon the skin. Diatomaceous earth contains heavy metals as part of its mineral content, but it also contains the natural antidote, selenium, which allows otherwise accumulative heavy metals to be flushed from the body. Therefore, it is not really a health concern despite the presence of aluminum and lead. We recommend taking selenium supplements for a week after discontinuing this treatment to ensure that the body thoroughly flushes all of the heavy metals. Our research indicates that diatomaceous earth is the best overall parasite treatment for humans, because it should likewise kill all microscopic blood-born parasites as well. When using it, be sure to drink plenty of fluids, because it will dehydrate a person considerably.
Wormwood and black walnut hulls are known to kill adult worms, whilst cloves kill worm eggs. Some people use this trio for treating parasites, instead of diatomaceous earth. It is recommended that you take 500 mg. of wormwood and black walnut hulls, whilst taking 1/2 teaspoon of cloves daily for around 14 days. All other herbs mentioned are used in addition to these two core protocols.
As parasites die, they release toxins through their excrement, and from rotting. The most common parasites, the worm type, attempt to escape by burrowing deeper into the intestines, which can cause sharp pains and cramps. Even when dead, the body is still burdened with the task of flushing them out. This whole process can initially make the person feel sicker than before he started the cleanse, but this is only temporary, and it is a sign that the cleanse is working. While fatigue and grogginess are also to be expected, normal life may be continued, and diarrhea should not occur. Ensure that you are eating a good, wholesome diet throughout the cleanse to ensure that your immune system is at its strongest. After the cleanse, you should feel better, have more energy, and experience sickness less often.